Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Buffalo, New York business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Buffalo, New York company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Buffalo, NY business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.